Oman Botanic Garden
A great day out in Oman today, exploring the site of the Oman Botanic Garden and meeting the people who are responsible for guiding the project to completion. The garden is being built in a massive desert bowl at the Southern end of Muscat, which will eventually become a beautiful green oasis, as it is transformed into one of the largest Botanic Gardens in the world, covering 420 hectares. The aim is to conserve and celebrate Oman’s rich, botanic diversity within two huge biomes and a series of surrounding gardens, which will contain the country’s most endangered and endemic flora. It will also be home to a visitor centre and educational and research facilities, nestled within the natural ravines and ridges that traverse the site. We spent the day with the team, looking at their growing plant collection and discussing ways in which digital media will contribute to the exhibition. A fantastic opportunity and a truly visionary project.